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    I've always liked that one song they played every time Wayne and Donna Reed were together. Nice romantic touch. Plus, I recently bought a Blu-ray copy of this and it looks great. PQ looks sharp and clear.

    Just picked this up on Blu-ray last week. It was originally released by Twilight Time, but they closed up shop and a company,Screen Archives Entertainment had it for $19.95. Also picked up three other Twilight Time flicks, Bandolero with Dean Martin, James Stewart, and Racquel Welch, Hour Of The Gun with James Garner, Jason Robards Jr., and Robert Ryan, and lastly, The Captain From Castile with Tyrone Power, Lee J. Cobb, and Cesar Romero.

    Discovered some new Blu-ray releases coming between now and the end of July that might be of interest to everyone.

    May 15th- Escape From Fort Bravo w/William Holden, Eleanor Parker, and John Forsythe

    June 15th- Last Train From Gun Hill w/Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Earl Holliman, and Carolyn Jones.

    June 29th- In Harms Way w/John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal
    June 29th- Major Dundee w/Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, and James Coburn. This is the extended version, 136 minutes.

    July 20th- Unconquered w/Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, and Ward Bond. Cecil B DeMille epic of The French-Indian War.
    July 20th- The Plainsman w/Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Millican. DeMille film about Wild Bill Hickok.

    July 27th- Shenandoah w/James Stewart, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Katherine Ross, and Rosemary Forsythe.

    Don't know about anyone else, but these are movies I've been wanting to come out on Blu-ray for some time. Hopefully we'll see more of the older movies being released.

    Little bit of an update, though about a year or so too late. Has anybody bought the Blu-ray version of The Last Command put out by Kino Lorber? I bought mine when first available, either last year or 2019. Can't remember which. Certainly a long time coming and worth the wait. Kino Lorber has been putting out some other great movies too, some that I have picked up. Westerns, El Paso, The Long Riders, and Yellow Sky. Many others available.

    This film was shown on the BBC around Christmastime so I programmed it on my digi- box and finally made the time to watch it. I don't think I ever saw it before and after watching I know I haven't seen it before. But that music!!! OMW I recognized it so I must've heard it on the radio or whatever. It gave me goosebumps straight away. I didn't think it too long although I watched it in 2 goes. The love story was a little predictable and the main story too I guess. But it is one of the better westerns around (that I watched). Only thing is I've never been keen on Burt Lancaster and I'm afraid after watching this film I still don't like him. Gregory Peck, Chuck Connors and Jean Simmons where outstanding.

    Hate to say it, Sally, but Burt Lancaster wasn't in The Big Country. You might be thinking of Charlton Heston.

    A number of years ago, I read the book, The Searchers by Alan LeMay. In the book, Ethan dies during the attack on the Comanche village. I guess they wanted a happier ending for the movie version.

    Yesterday, went with one of my sons and grandson to see Captain Marvel. We all thought it was good. Started a bit slow but the last half really takes off with some great action. Brie Larson is good as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, and Samuel Jackson is his usual great self as a younger Nick Fury. I guess they de-aged him digitally and it worked. Same with the actor who played Coulson. Rest of the cast was good, Annette Bening, Ben Mendolshon, and Jude Law. And Lee Pace, who played the villain, Ronan, in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy movie reprised his role as Ronan in this one. The timeline for this is around 1995, a few years before Fury begins his Avenger Initiative. I've seen some bad reviews for it, but I enjoyed it. I'm 72 yrs old and really get a huge kick out of the Marvel-DC-Star Wars movies. Pure escapism.

    I like both the 1938 and 1951 version, with the 1938 version edging out the '51. After all, besides the fine actor Reginald Owen, it also stars the near entire Lockhart family, Gene, his wife, Kathleen and of course, daughter June is one of the Cratchit daughters.Only other version I really liked was the Disney animated one from a few years back with Jim Carrey as Scrooge. I got to see it in 3D in the theaters and it was pretty impressive.

    PawPaw, which Spiderman movie are you referring to? The Marvel one called Spiderman: Homecoming, with Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey Jr.? Or the new animated one that just came out recently.

    Robbie, if and when you get to "The City By The Bay", just be careful where you step. It seems that the large population of homeless people there have taken to using the sidewalks as their own personal bathroom and it's been getting ugly. A lot of folks complaining about the nastiness of it all. Seem the city has finally organized a "poop patrol", that goes around cleaning up after them people.

    Was also going to come here to post about Richard Anderson dying. So heartbroken over this. The other main fan blog I participate in is one called the Bionic Project- a fan community of those who love the Six Million Dollar Man/The Bionic Woman. I absolutely adore these shows and I love Richard not only as Oscar Goldman in those shows, but also his varied performances in a great deal of other shows and movies. He has a smallish role in one of my top 5 favorite movies (Escape from Fort Bravo) and I've seen him in a random smattering of episodes from other shows: The Big Valley ( a few times!), Columbo, *I think an episode of Murder She Wrote?*, and others.

    RIP Richard Anderson. Such a gentleman. You will be sorely missed by your fans. ;(

    I know he also appeared in maybe a couple of Rifleman episodes as an old gunfighter pal of Lucas.

    Great to see you back on the board, Ringo. I wondered what happened to you. Glad to see you're doing great. Myself, I don't get in here as much as I used to, might have to increase my visits. Were you the one who collected German military memorabilia? Anyway, welcome back.

    Also, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Arthur Arnell and Ethan Edwards. Shows how much I've stayed away. Though the last few times I was here I noticed that Ethan Edwards was no longer moderator. Thought maybe he just stepped down and found new interests. I know both guys will be sorely missed around here.

    Purchased the digital download of Kong: Skull Island last night. All I can say is Wow! It was an excellent film made by people who clearly love the lore of Kong in film. Tons of homages to the '76 , '33, and the Japanese Kong Vs Godzilla. The effects were mind blowing. Great movie.

    Well, get ready, because they have a new King Kong vs Godzilla movie coming. Also a new Godzilla movie where he will take on Ghiddra, Rodan, and another Japanese classic monster whose name escapes me.